1. I think nerd rage is not really “I hate this” (though that’s what they say), but “this was not 100% what I wanted”.

    You can criticize a game you’ve put a hundred hours into– it’s just silly to say that it sucks. There was something compelling about it to keep you at it for that long.

    (Plus, I dunno, there really are games it’s hard to evaluate even after 50 hours. I put like 75 hours into GTA IV and I’m very ambivalent about it. In a game like that, if you put just 20 hours in and don’t like it, everyone will say you didn’t give it a fair chance and they’ll have a point…)

  2. Well, it was just a tag, and I used ‘nerd’ lovingly (it should go without saying) and there’s an awful lot of fury on display, so.

    zompist: You can criticize a game you’ve put a hundred hours into– it’s just silly to say that it sucks. There was something compelling about it to keep you at it for that long.

    I think that’s kind of the point of these — although it’s mostly just meant to be a giggle, so looking for too much of a point is, you know, kinda pointless — saying something is ‘the worst game in the world’ or ‘it suuuuuucks’ or whatever after 180hours strikes me (and, apparently, the tumblr owner) as funny in the ironic mode.

    But you know, humor’s subjective.

  3. It was funny the first few times but these 1000 hours played one liner reviews are kind of old hat at this point. Be nice if this actually had a link to the actual “review” it came from.

    I kind of thought this would features tons of critical reviews, see Gone Home for a taste.

  4. whorl: Be nice if this actually had a link to the actual “review” it came from.

    I was thinking that myself.

  5. I find a lot of these hilarious, but I AM A MAN OF GREAT HILARITY. Mileage, it varies.

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